Twitter Melts Down Over Trump Suggestion Churches "Entitled To Reimbursement From FEMA"

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In a complaint filed on Monday in federal court in Houston, three Texas churches claimed that their constitutional rights were being violated because they couldn’t apply for FEMA assistance to repair their churches.

They said they would like to apply for aid but it would be “futile” because FEMA’s public assistance program “categorically” excluded their claims, violating their constitutional right to freely exercise their religion. […]

“The principle is that governments can’t discriminate on the basis of religious status, and that is unapologetically what FEMA is doing here,” Daniel Blomberg, a lawyer for Becket, [non profit that represents churches] said in a phone interview.

Then Trump tweeted that the churches should get FEMA assistance and twitter went bonkers:

Then they should pay taxes

— Nicole Hickman James (@nicolejames) September 9, 2017


Joel Osteen better not get one red cent

— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) September 9, 2017


People like Joel Osteen have their multi-million dollar mansions completely tax exempt. Now Trump wants to give them more.

— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 9, 2017


What happened to church and state? Churches should not receive FEMA dollars. Does Trump feel that way about Muslin churches getting money?

— Betty Walden (@BettyWalden13) September 9, 2017


Trump's about to declare himself a Church, right?

— Miriam Heddy (@miri_iron) September 9, 2017


Maybe that’s next in store, Donald Trump will start his own religion, the Cult of the Pussygrabtists.

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